Bullets fly outside south Nashville nightclub, 3 wounded - WKRN News 2

Bullets fly outside south Nashville nightclub, 3 wounded

Posted: Updated: Sep 4, 2012 1:47 AM
Michael Tate, 21, was taken into custody on outstanding warrants following the shooting. Michael Tate, 21, was taken into custody on outstanding warrants following the shooting.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -

Authorities are investigating after 50 shots were fired during a violent shooting in south Nashville early Monday morning.

The incident occurred around 2:30 a.m. outside Yea Baby's, formerly Silverado's Dance Hall and Saloon, on Murfreesboro Pike, just south of Dickerson Pike.

Police told Nashville's News 2 at least three people were injured, two critically.

According to investigators, persons standing in a parking lot next to the club reportedly fired on another group who had just exited Yea Baby's as they were crossing Murfreesboro Pike.

"I was just leaving the club and I just saw a whole bunch of commotion, a lot of police officers," said witness Asia Davis. "Police did have their guns drawn [and] were running across the street."

Javon Young, 21, Cedric Doss, 20, and Dantarius Hancock, 18, were hit by the gunfire and transported to Vanderbilt University Medical Center where Young was treated and released.

Doss and Hancock remained in critical but stable condition as Monday evening.

Police said it appears that Young, Doss and Hancock were not involved in the shooting and may have been caught in the crossfire.

At least 50 shots were fired and nearly a dozen cars were hit.

Someone shot through Bryan Casillas' car window.  He was standing at the vehicle just 10 minutes prior waiting for his friends inside the club.
 
"Something told me to go back and get them out of club," he recalled.  "After that, I came out and they started shooting."

Four persons of interest were detained and interviewed and three have since been released. One person, however, was arrested for outstanding warrants.

Michael Tate, 21, was taken into custody on outstanding warrants charging him with two counts of aggravated robbery.

Three semi-automatic handguns were recovered near the scene of the shooting which may have stemmed from an argument inside the night club.

Yea Baby's opened months after Silverado's closed. A judge declared it padlocked calling it a public nuisance.

Nearby is another notorious nightclub called Out Of Bounds. This club was also declared a public nuisance. Police say they would receive calls about the club several nights a week.

The investigation is ongoing.


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